post-modernism

noun (U) a style of building, painting etc which uses an unusual mixture of old and new styles and was popular in the 1980s — post-modernist adjective: a post-modernist painting — post-modernist noun (C)

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • post-modernism — also postmodernism N UNCOUNT Post modernism is a late twentieth century approach in art, architecture, and literature which typically mixes styles, ideas, and references to modern society, often in an ironic way …   English dictionary

  • post-modernism — post modˈernism noun 1. A style (in any of the arts) following upon, and showing movement away from or reaction against, a style, theory, etc termed ‘modernist’ 2. Returning to traditional materials and an earlier, esp classical, style, esp in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • post-modernism — stresses the relativity of thought. It rejects the project of maximizing human knowledge based on objectively valid foundations. Thus, in biblical studies the content of a narrative is valued above any reference to historical evidence or… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • post-modern — post modernism …   Dictionary of sociology

  • Post-structuralism — encompasses the intellectual developments of continental philosophers and critical theorists who wrote with tendencies of twentieth century French philosophy. The prefix post refers to the fact that many contributors, such as Jacques Derrida,… …   Wikipedia

  • Post-autonomous art — describes a mode of making art at a time when the artist s presumed (established in modernism and still maintained in post modernism) has become rather problematic. A post autonomous mode of production is no longer concerned with creating… …   Wikipedia

  • POST-MODERN ARCHITECTURE —    Post Modern architecture was established in the 1970s to bring historicism and playful ornamentation to the more austere modern International style. International style was increasingly considered too intellectualized, serious, and repetitive …   Historical Dictionary of Architecture

  • post — post·abdomen; post·absorptive; post·age; post·al·ly; post; post·anoxic; post·antennal; post·arteriolar; post·atomic; post·audit; post·axial; post·bellum; post·brachium; post·branchial; post·breeding; post·canonical; post·cardinal; post·cava;… …   English syllables

  • post-modernist — post modernists also postmodernist N COUNT A post modernist is a writer, artist, or architect who is influenced by post modernism. Postmodernists say there is no objective truth. Why should anyone believe them? Syn: post modern ADJ: usu ADJ n… …   English dictionary

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